Posts tagged with  " compensation "

Paul Gambaccini wins damages from the Crown Prosecution Service

November 5, 2018:

It’s not often that there is good news for those who have been wrongfully accused of sexual abuse. The suffering of the victims of wrongful allegations is well documented in the Oxford University study, ‘The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims’ Voices‘ One member who was arrested on suspicion […]

False allegations of child abuse in order to gain compensation?

March 2, 2018:

False allegations of child sexual abuse (CSA) do happen. Nobody knows for sure how many are false, because there are serious problems in knowing who is factually innocent. The majority of people accused of this dreadful crime are not convicted. Between 2012-14, 17% of those accused were convicted, read more here. Cynics, and victims of […]

Trawling and Trickery

February 28, 2018:

The following is a blog from Simon Warr reproduced with his kind permission. Simon was himself the victim of false allegations of child abuse and his horrific experience is described in his book Presumed Guilty. Although there is mounting public concern about disclosure failures by police and prosecutors – especially when allegations of a sexual […]

Compensation for wrongful conviction

May 11, 2015:

The Independent reports Sam Hallam, another victim of a wrongful conviction, has joined forces with Victor Nealon to fight the new law introduced last year to cut compensation for the victims of wrongful convictions. This week sees their test case reaching the UK High Court.

Media Release: Chris Saltrese responds to DPP's proposals to review sexual offences programme.

March 12, 2013:

The Following media release has been issued by Chris Saltrese, a solicitor specialising in defending allegations of sexual abuse . MEDIA RELEASE CHRIS SALTRESE RESPONSE TO THE DPP’S PROPOSALS TO REVIEW SEXUAL OFFENCE PROSECUTIONS “Case building’ risks case manufacture in historic child abuse” warns defence solicitor. Responding to the DPPs proposals to increase prosecutions for alleged […]

London teacher throttled by pupil as colleagues look on unable to intervene

December 28, 2008:

We are grateful to NFPS (National Federation for Personal Safety) for bringing this article to our attention.  This story also appears in the Daily Mail A teacher who won £250,000 compensation after a pupil tried to strangle him has criticised the apparent ‘can’t touch’ culture that exists in schools after other teaching staff initially refused to […]

'Victims' sue care society

July 25, 2005:

MORE than 60 people who say they were subjected to sexual and physical abuse at Merseyside children’s homes will have their compensation claims heard. The alleged victims are suing the Nugent Care Society, responsible for the longclosed St Vincent’s home in Formby, and its sister establishment, St Aidan’s in Widnes, for substantial damages. The case […]

Get docs a real watchdog

May 15, 2005:

A top human-rights lawyer has called for the General Medical Council to be scrapped after it cleared a doctor who played a key role in an infamous child sex abuse scandal of any wrongdoing.Consultant paediatrician Camille de San Lazaro was involved in investigating allegations that children were sexually abused at a Newcastle nursery.She later gave […]

Doctor admits she had 'no evidence' for child abuse claim

April 27, 2005:

that children had been drugged by two nursery nurses falsely accused of child abuse, a disciplinary hearing heard today.The General Medical Council (GMC) heard testimony Camille De San Lazaro made during an earlier legal hearing in which she admitted making unsubstantiated allegations when helping families make compensation claims in relation to the false child sex […]

Dr Camille De San Lazaro admits abuse claims were exaggerated

April 26, 2005:

A leading expert admitted she “overstated and exaggerated” medical report accounts of sexual abuse which were later proved false in a major North-East case, a medical tribunal was told yesterday.Dr Camille De San Lazaro, a consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer at Newcastle University, appeared before the General Medical Council in Manchester to answer a charge […]

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